DATE: 11 March 2019, Monday
TIME: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
VENUE: Menara CIMB, KL Sentral, Malaysia
TOPIC: Exclusive Dialogue with YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia: ASEAN Integration Outlook 2019
HIGHLIGHTS OF BRIEFING
The latest CARI Briefings themed ASEAN Integration Outlook 2019 features an exclusive dialogue with YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, to gain insights on Malaysia’s role and priorities in ASEAN for 2019. The Minister has also been invited to share his viewpoints on economic integration in ASEAN and the steps that are being taken by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry to advance this purpose.
This exclusive dialogue session will be moderated by Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Munir Majid, who is a strong proponent of ASEAN and has contributed to the economic integration in ASEAN in his various capacities as the Chairman of CIMB ASEAN Research Institute, President of the ASEAN Business Club and the Chairman of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council.
YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia
Ong Kian Ming obtained his PhD in political science from Duke University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He is currently the Member of Parliament for Bangi, representing the Democratic Action Party (DAP) which is part of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government coalition. He is a 2nd term Member of Parliament.
He was the Head of the Penang Institute office in Kuala Lumpur from 2014 to 2018.
He was appointed as Deputy Minister, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia on July 2018.
Prior to being elected into public office, he was a lecturer and policy analyst at UCSI University, a private university in Kuala Lumpur. He was also the director of the Malaysian Electoral Roll Analysis Project (MERAP). Prior to his PhD, he worked as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in the KL office and as a policy analyst with two think thanks, the Institute of Strategic Analysis and Policy Research (INSAP) and the Socio-Economic Development and Research (SEDAR) Institute.
He holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He completed his O levels and A levels in Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College in Singapore under the ASEAN scholarship. He studied in La Salle PJ (Primary and Secondary) until Form 3.
Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid Chairman, CIMB ASEAN Research Institute President, ASEAN Business Club
Tan Sri Dr. Munir is currently Chairman of CIMB ASEAN Research Institute, of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, of the Financial Services Professional Board, of ASEAN Business Advisory Council, Malaysia, as well as President of the ASEAN Business Club. He also sits on the board of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia and on the Financial Services Talent Council of Bank Negara Malaysia.
He has an extensive experience and is well known in the Malaysian corporate world. He had been the Group Editor of the New Straits Times, first executive chairman of CIMB and founding chairman of the Malaysian Securities Commission. After stepping down from the Securities Commission, he became Independent Non-Executive Director of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Chairman of Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad and Non-Executive Chairman of Malaysian Airline System Berhad. He was Founder President of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club, established in 2003 and is a member of the Court of Fellows of the Malaysian Institute of Management.
Tan Sri Dr. Munir obtained a B.Sc (Econ) and Ph.D in International Relations from the London School of Economic and Political Science (LSE) in 1971 and 1978. He is an Honorary Fellow of LSE and continues the long association with his alma mater as Visiting Senior Fellow at the Centre of International Affairs, Diplomacy and Strategy. Tan Sri Dr. Munir is an associate of Southeast Asia Centre (SEAC) at LSE.